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    20 Incredible Israeli Women You Need To Know

    It's no secret that Israel leads the Middle East in women's rights, but let's take a look at just how far Israeli women have come in the fight for equality and freedom. In honor of International Women's Day, here's a list of 20 Incredible Israeli women who have (or are) changing the world.

    1. Golda Meir

    2. Hannah Senesh

    3. Lucy Aharish

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    Israeli-Arab journalist Lucy Aharish speaks out against incitement by Arab-Israeli leaders: "You are inciting thousands of young people to go the the streets. You are destroying their future with your own hands.”

    4. Luba Samri

    5. Hadar Cohen

    6. Gal Gadot

    7. Dr. Ruth

    8. Pnina Tamano Shata

    9. Sivan Ya'ari

    10. Karnit Flug

    11. Dalia Itzik

    12. Miriam Naor

    13. Nechama Leibovitz

    14. Kay Wilson

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    Kay Wilson is a British-born Israeli tour guide, and inspirational speaker who survived a horrific Palestinian terrorist attack in which she lost her friend, Kristine Luken and was repeatedly stabbed herself with a machete, and left for dead. Miraculously, Kay stabbed the terrorist, which lead to their capture, played dead and later walked over a mile bleeding to death. She survived and fought back to become an advocate for justice and for Israel. She now speaks for organizations such as StandWithUs, OneFamily Together, and Magen David Adom.

    15. Sara Zoabi

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    Sara Zoabi on MasterChef Israel

    16. Dafna Meir

    17. Dr. Hagit Padova

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    IDF's Lifesaving Humanitarian Mission in Nepal led by Dr. Hagit Padova

    18. Rinal Seif

    19. Avital Sharansky

    20. The Women of the IDF

    People's Choice: Ada Yonath